Over the past couple of months, you may have noticed a familiar face spending a bit more time around the gym. In our efforts to constantly improve our entry process for new athletes, we’ve added CFK’s own Reece Foster to the coaching crew! The bubbly, friendly soul who’s a long time attendee to the 8:30AM West class will now be responsible for providing CFK’s introductory 1-on-1 class for all potential new members.
Now, instead of bringing your friends to try a free class, we’ll set them up with Reece for an intro to CFK, goal setting, and mini-WOD where they will be exposed to the basic movement patterns in a setting that is beneficial to absorbing and learning all that CFK has to offer.
We strongly believe this process provides the opportunity for an interested client to observe our community, ask questions and be provided answers to why we do what we do at CFK. As you know, CKF is not “just a gym”. This isn’t about working out. Crossfit Knoxville is about community with a family bond, and we can’t be more excited for Reece to introduce our culture to new athletes.
Don’t know Reece? Check out our mini-interview below!
What led you to try Crossfit? Tell us a little about your Crossfit journey!
I found Crossfit after years of teaching & participating in group fitness classes. I had begun to plateau & needed a change- a workout for me rather than for the athletes I was coaching. I needed that hour a day where I didn’t have to worry about anything but ME getting “better”. I definitely found my “me” time at CFK!
How do you feel about joining CFK’s coaching staff?
I was resistant in joining the CFK Coaching staff because I was afraid of losing my “Me Time”….. but I was quick to find out that helping others learn all that CFK has to offer & engaging new athletes in our Culture & Community was ALL apart of that Me time!! I love helping others find the joy of accomplishment & value of self in fitness.
How do you enjoy spending your time outside of CFK?
When I’m not at CFK I’m driving kids, volunteering at KCHS in the library, being a nurse, trying to meal prep & all that jazz. I really enjoy the outdoors – Lake season is my favorite!! I love the water & everything about it.
Read any good books, or seen any good movies lately?
I honestly don’t sit still long enough to read or watch a movie … If sit for that long…. I fall asleep
Tell us something we don’t know about you!
I’m not sure there is much folks don’t know about me…. I’m pretty much an open book. Earlier in my nursing career I worked with a Cardiothoracic Surgeon. For 8 yrs I worked with patients who required Open Heart or Lung surgery. I loved every minute of it!! Really got to touch folks lives – a real blessing for me.